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Hi,
Andrew from Perth Australia here, well after many I've owned it was time for my wife to choose something she really liked.
She saw a Nissan 370Z on the freeway, & decided that was it, she wanted a 370Z coupe. We looked at a few but they were overpriced or not in perfect condition, so we sent to see a nice burgundy coloured one at a car dealer - again we were on the way out after being disappointed with the asking price/condition, when my 11 yr old son took a great interest in a silver Mercedes SLK200 - my wife really liked it too :smile:
Anyway, it was a bit grubby on the inside & had numerous scratches & dings - dealer wouldnt budge on $37,000(Aussie $) and i thought I could do better on a private sale anyway.
So the next day I found this car & the day after it was in in our garage :smile:
MUCH better condition & $8000 cheaper.
My wife loves it & so do I.
Not going to do much to it, maybe patch in a reverse camera to the command & some induction noise from the little turbo would be nice - might look into that asap.

I really like the wheels on this one too :grin:




 

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Welcome from Wirral, England.

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Entry is normally open from the 1st to the 15th of every month. You simply post a reply with 3 photos.
After the 15th we usually open a poll for members to vote on their favourite.
Here's the main thread:
http://www.slkworld.com/rotm-submissions-voting/
New members are welcome to enter (and they win too!).
March winner (an R170) joined Summer 2017 and had only 6 posts at the time of winning.
Newbies can win.


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Really useful links (thanks to ixions cataloguing)
http://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/354330-links-toparts-assemblies-technical-data-locations-parts-slks.html
https://slk-links.neocities.org/ Includes diy videos.
Spare parts: https://slk-links.neocities.org/EPCLINKS.HTM

A brief guide to the forum and how to get the best from it:
http://www.slkworld.com/new-members-introduce-yourself-here/439993-new-wondering-what-do.html

There's a link to R170/171/172's do it yourself threads under the pic below.




Some useful tips in this section for new and prospective owners.

Worth knowing are reset adaptive learning, check list, Spring is here and what is the SmartTop.
http://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/
https://slk-links.neocities.org/BUYING.html


You can find your region by scrolling down the page on this link
http://www.slkworld.com/forumindex.php#club-regional-discussion-forum

Some keen enthusiasts over there: Australia/New Zealand - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum
 

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Welcome from the Midlands

Hi from South Nottingham :grin:
The Sun is shining here today for the first time in months...:laugh:
Enjoy your car.
 

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Welcome to SLKWorld.com: The #1 Mercedes-Benz SLK Forum from Florida!

https://www.mbusa.com/mercedes/service_and_parts/owners_manuals

https://www.mbusa.com/mercedes/service_and_parts/maintenance_manuals

mods you should do:
smarttop

http://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/121481-what-smarttop-all-members-keep-talking-about.html

Lube those seals:
http://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/20937-spring-here~gummi-pflege-lube-your-seals-lithium-grease-your-joints-hinges.html#post226839

Your brochure:
http://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/167265-mercedes-brochure-archive.html#post1511249


Free Gift!: Post your vin in the Vehicle Datacard Request section to get a free datacard (options on your car).

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Hi Andrew, welcome from Canada :smile:




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Welcome to SLKWorld.com from Northern
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List of Useful SLK Links >https://slk-links.neocities.org/Links.html

PARTS Information on Mercedes SLK R170 R171 R172 >https://slk-links.neocities.org/

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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!
 

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Congratulations! Like the colour too. Most here in Canada are silver and black and a few white. Mine happens to be Firemist Red.
Geoff (lived in Aussie back in the 70's and worked for Mount Newman Mining in Port Hedland.)
 

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Welcome from Lakeland, Florida.

Love the color combo!
 

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Hi Andrew, and welcome to SLKWorld.com from the UK Midlands - Thanks for joining us and posting an intro! :)
 

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Congratulations! Like the colour too. Most here in Canada are silver and black and a few white. Mine happens to be Firemist Red.
Geoff (lived in Aussie back in the 70's and worked for Mount Newman Mining in Port Hedland.)
nice, i will have to google firemist Red :woot:

Well, I actually work for BHP Engineering for the Newman Iron ore mine - basically at the other end of the rail line from Port Hedland
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